Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not expected to be charged with ethnic abuse of Romelu Lukaku, as he explained to FIGC investigators that his ‘voodoo’ comment was based on a specific story.
The two had an ugly clash during the Coppa Italia quarter-final, with both players booked, and as it was being played behind closed doors, the microphones picked up their mutual slurs.
The explanation Zlatan gave to investigators was that the ‘voodoo’ comment was based on a very specific article in The Guardian, English newspapers in 2017, according to various sources this morning, when questioned at the Milanello training ground on Friday.
By displaying the English media coverage of the story since it was a real case in the public eye and not a general stereotype based on Lukaku’s African heritage, Ibrahimovic would rid himself of all prejudice claims.
The definition of the word ‘little donkey,’ which is a very common phrase used in England to describe a player lacking technical skill, also had to be explained by Zlatan.